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COVID cases jump by more than 200% in Beltrami County


August 13, 2021

BEMIDJI -- Face coverings are being encouraged again locally as the number of coronavirus cases in Beltrami County has increased dramatically in the last week.

According to a press release from the Beltrami County Department of Health, there's been a 221% increase in COVID-19 positive cases. The county was monitoring one to two cases per day just over a week ago, but is now tracking 94.

Because of the increase, Beltrami County has been listed in the Center for Disease Control's "high level" category for transmission. There are four categories from the CDC related to transmission, including low, moderate, substantial and high.


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